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1

labyrinth

迷宫
maze

2

appease

平息,安抚
pacify or soothe; relieve

3

precursor

先驱
forerunner

4

paucity

缺乏;少量
scarcity

5

doctrinaire

教条主义的;不屈的,不让步的
unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

6

belligerent

好争吵的
quarrelsome

7

grandiose

浮夸的,夸大的
pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated

8

somber

忧郁的,郁闷的;昏暗的,阴暗的
gloomy; depressing; dark; drab

9

divulge

泄露
reveal

10

ovation

热烈欢呼,鼓掌
enthusiastic applause

11

bungle

搞糟;笨手笨脚地做
mismanage; blunder

12

premise

预述,假定
assumption; postulate

13

cavalcade

队伍,行列
procession; parade

14

beset

困扰;包围
harass or trouble; hem in

15

render

呈递;给予;表现
deliver; provide; represent

16

dappled

有斑点的
spottled

17

pittance

少量的钱
a small allowance or wage

18

automaton

机器人;机械般行动的人或动物
robot; person performing a task mechanically

19

illuminate

照亮;阐明;启发
brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten

20

disabuse

去除……的谬误,使醒悟
correct a false impression; undeceive

21

craftiness

狡猾
slyness; trickiness

22

knoll

圆丘,土墩
little round hill

23

assent

赞成
agree; accept

24

exotic

异国情调的;奇异的
not native; strange

25

extrapolation

推断,推知
projection; conjecture

26

salutary

有益的
tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome

27

anomaly

异常,不符合规律
irregularity

28

delusion

错觉,幻觉
false belief; hallucination

29

mock

嘲弄,以模仿的方式嘲笑
ridicule; imitate, often in derision

30

pejorative

贬义的,贬损的
negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; derogatory

31

reconnaissance

侦察,勘察
survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering

32

transitory

转瞬即逝的,短暂的
impermanent; fleeting

33

accessory

附件,附属物,配饰
additional object; useful but not essential thing

34

cornucopia

(象征丰饶的)丰饶角(通常用于绘画或雕刻中);丰饶的象征
horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance

35

podiatrist

足医
doctor who treats ailments of feet

36

curmudgeon

脾气坏的人
churlish, miserly of an endeavor

37

chaff

无价值的东西
worthless products of an endeavor

38

lucid

浅显易懂的,明晰的
easily understood; clear; intelligible

39

delude

欺骗,迷惑
deceive

40

dismantle

拆开,解散
take apart

41

daud

涂抹
smear (as with paint)
涂抹;涂料
the act or a stroke of daubing; a soft, adhesive coating material, such as plaster, grease, or mud

42

knit

编织;使紧凑
contract into wrinkles; grow together

43

depravity

堕落,道德败坏
extreme corruption; wickedness

44

manipulate

熟练地操作;巧妙地处理
operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully

45

tangible

可触知的;真实的
able to be touched; real; palpable

46

rapport

彼此友爱的关系,和谐
emotional closeness; harmony

47

influx

流入
flowing into

48

eclipse

遮住……的光;盖过;使相形见绌
darken; extinguish; surpass

49

gist

要点,主旨
essence

50

unequivocal

明确的,不含糊的
plain; obvious; unmistakable

51

mandatory

命令的,强制的
obligatory; compulsory

52

persevere

坚持不懈,锲而不舍
persist; endure; strive

53

stalemate

僵局
deadlock

54

nefarious

邪恶的,穷凶极恶的
very wicked

55

stratagem

战略,计谋
deceptive

56

aggregate

使聚集,积聚
gather; accumulate

57

apposite

适当的,恰当的
appropriate; fitting

58

validate

确认;证实
confirm; ratify

59

seedy

破旧的,褴褛的,不适的
run-down; decrepit; disreputable

60

munificent

慷慨的
very generous

61

credo

信条
creed

62

disingenuous

不真诚的,不坦率的
lacking genuine candor; insincere

63

slander

诽谤
defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements

64

ravenous

饿极的
extremely hungry

65

liability

不利条件,障碍;债务,负债
drawback; debts

66

accessible

易接近的,易得到的
easy to approach; obtainable

67

saboteur

从事破坏工作者;怠工者
one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property

68

panache

神气十足,炫耀自负
flair; flamboyance

69

invidious

易招嫉妒的,招致不满的
designed to create ill will or envy

70

staid

沉着的;沉静的;一本正经的
sober; sedate

71

barb

(鱼钩等的)倒钩;讽刺的话
sharp projection from fishhook, etc.; openly cutting remark

72

deviate

背离,偏离
turn away from (a principle, norm); depart; diverge

73

sojourn

逗留
temporary stay

74

drab

单调乏味的;无光彩的
dull; lacking color; cheerless

75

facet

(宝石的)刻面,琢面;(性格等的一个)方面
small plane surface (of a gem); a side

76

crestfallen

垂头丧气的,沮丧的
dejected; dispirited

77

fractious

难驾驭的;不驯服的;暴躁的,易怒的
unruly; disobedient; irritable

78

prolong

延长,拖延
make longer; draw out; lengthen

79

centrifugal

离心的
radiating; departing from the center

80

erode

侵蚀,腐蚀,削弱
eat away

81

dishearten

使沮丧,使失去勇气或希望
discourage; cause to lose courage or hope

82

mnemonic

记忆的,记忆性的
pertaining to memory

83

unfrock

剥去法衣,解除僧职
strip a priest or minister of church authority

84

convert

皈依者
one who has adopted a different religion or opinion
皈依;使改变
to persuade or induce to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief; to change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another; adapt to a new or different purpose

85

acrid

尖刻的,辛辣的
sharp; bitterly pungent

86

retroactive

有追溯效力的
taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax)

87

wince

畏缩;退避
shrink back; flinch

88

congruent

一致的
in agreement; corresponding

89

emendation

修改,改善
correction of errors; improvement

90

duplicity

口是心非,搞两面派,欺骗;虚伪
double-dealing; hypocrisy

91

foster

抚育;鼓励
rear; encourage

92

arcane

神秘的;晦涩难懂的
secret; mysterious; know only to the initiated

93

defunct

已死的,已灭绝的;失效的
dead; no longer in use or existence

94

tremulous

颤抖的,战栗的
trembling; wavering

95

tactile

触觉的,有触觉的
pertaining to the organs or sense of touch

96

askance

斜着眼睛
with a sideways or indirect look

97

bard

游吟诗人
poet

98

anesthetic

麻醉剂,麻药
substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness

99

clapper

铃舌,钟锤
striker (tongue) of a bell

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obliterate

彻底破坏或毁灭
destroy complete